Merton Council election, 1998

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The 1998 Merton Council election took place on 7 May 1998 to elect members of Merton London Borough Council in London, England. The whole council was up for election and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

At the same as the election Merton saw 72.2% vote in favour of the 1998 Greater London Authority referendum and 27.8% against, on a 37.6% turnout.[2]

Election result[edit]

Merton Local Election Result 1998[3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 39 0 68.4 44.2 57,753
  Conservative 12 +2 21.1 32.9 43,021
  Liberal Democrat 3 0 5.3 14.4 18,881
  Independent Resident 3 -1 5.3 3.4 4,415
  Green 0 0 0 4.8 6,301
  BNP 0 0 0 0.2 216
  Independent 0 -1 0 0.2 205

Ward results[edit]

Abbey (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Susan Assinen 1,162
Labour John Carter 1,138
Labour Mohammad Karim 1,101
Conservative Margaret Connon 578
Conservative Andrew Leek 535
Conservative James Holmes 523
Liberal Democrat Elizabeth Barker 478
Liberal Democrat Michael Roe 349
Liberal Democrat John Houlihan 319
Green Jacqueline Barrow 265
Green Mark Coxon 223
Green Syed Naqvi 156
Turnout 6,827 34.2
Cannon Hill (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Mannion 1,354
Labour Brian White 1,308
Labour Charles Lucas 1,269
Conservative Michael Grundy 1,090
Conservative David Gillmor 1,088
Conservative Joan Pethen 1,060
Liberal Democrat Peter Larkin 459
Liberal Democrat Christopher Oxford 352
Liberal Democrat Mark Surey 329
Green John Barker 166
Turnout 8,475 45.7
Colliers Wood (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sheila Knight 1,298
Labour George Reynolds 1,293
Labour Adrian Holt 1,099
Green Thomas Walsh 960
Green Jacqueline Ward 597
Green Lois Walters 567
Conservative Margaret Ali 324
Conservative Andrea Grabham 319
Conservative Kenneth Butt 315
Liberal Democrat Laura Kirwan 288
Liberal Democrat Marek Siemaszko 161
Turnout 7,221 36.8
Dumsford (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joyce Paton 813
Labour Mark Thompson 805
Conservative Elisabeth Mitchell 668
Conservative Tariq Ahmad 635
Liberal Democrat Sally Harlow 280
Liberal Democrat Stephen Harbron 193
Green John Garrett 119
Turnout 2,878 43.3
Dundonald (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Barbara Bampton 1,233
Labour Michael Brunt 1,128
Labour John Pickover 1,000
Conservative John Elvidge 661
Conservative David Daly 609
Conservative Andrew Hall 587
Green David Bezkorowajny 446
Liberal Democrat Jennifer Taylor 388
Liberal Democrat Blaise Eglington 369
Liberal Democrat Rosamund Packer 364
Green Jennifer Barrow 285
Green Christina Langley 240
Turnout 7,310 41.2
Figge's Marsh (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Geraldine Stanford 1,396
Labour Daniel Connelian 1,298
Labour Andrew Judge 1,285
Conservative Richard Aitken-Davies 596
Conservative Kathleen Lewis 526
Conservative Mohammed Qureshi 450
Liberal Democrat Malcolm Geldart 339
Green Francis Cluer 172
Turnout 6,062 31.1
Graveney (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Linda Kirby 908
Labour Joseph Abrams 898
Conservative Maureen Jewson 240
Conservative Anton Nadarajah 229
Liberal Democrat James McKenna 194
Liberal Democrat Marc Plessier 120
Green Emma-Ruth Crowhurst 77
Turnout 2,666 33.7
Hillside (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Harwood 1,254
Conservative David Williams 1,222
Conservative Christopher Grayling 1,194
Labour Christine Bickerstaff 804
Labour Brian Luff 683
Labour Laurence North 649
Liberal Democrat Carmel Fowler 521
Liberal Democrat Joan Pyke-Lees 479
Liberal Democrat Kamaljit Sood 377
Green Margaret Garrett 231
Turnout 7,414 36.9
Lavender (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Edith Macauley 971
Labour Malcolm Searle 862
Conservative John Jewson 302
Conservative Michael Miles 264
Liberal Democrat Bernard Conway 242
Green Sarah Miskin 139
Turnout 2,780 28.8
Longthornton (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Cairns 1,371
Labour Abdus Chaudhry 1,314
Labour Karen Livingstone 1,279
Conservative David Jeffreys 910
Conservative Geraldine Kirby 843
Conservative Ramdehol Dookhie 790
Liberal Democrat Tariq Ahmad 318
Liberal Democrat Dean Juster 298
Liberal Democrat Heather Hurst 297
Turnout 7,420 37.4
Lower Morden (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Terence Daniels 1,424
Conservative Janet Jones 1,397
Conservative Peter Morse 1,310
Labour Cyril Gallant 1,051
Labour Nicholas Draper 1,012
Labour Anna Monks 973
Liberal Democrat Patricia Pearce 357
Liberal Democrat David Holloway 357
Liberal Democrat Graham Stacey 268
Green Stephen Boulding 137
Turnout 8,286 45.0
Merton Park (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Resident Desmonde Child 1,506
Independent Resident Bridget Smith 1,496
Independent Resident John Nelson-Jones 1,413
Conservative Mark Coote 811
Conservative Ronald Cox 775
Conservative Gavin Muncey 739
Labour Michael Fitzgerald 531
Labour Aejaz Khan-Zada 473
Labour Roger Stephens 468
Liberal Democrat John O'Boyle 202
Turnout 8,414 43.0
Phipps Bridge (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Munn 1,386
Labour Paul Harper 1,362
Labour Judith Saunders 1,176
Conservative Sally Lundie 598
Conservative Barbara Mansfield 584
Conservative Roger Farrance 521
Liberal Democrat Nicholas Pizey 328
Green Robin Bannister 258
Turnout 5,629 31.7
Pollards Hill (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Cole 1,248
Labour Russell Makin 1,065
Labour Mohammad Syed 1,026
Conservative Pauline Blythe 552
Conservative Jason Garbutt 418
Conservative Harris Chong 317
Liberal Democrat Nicholas Wren 204
Liberal Democrat Paul Whitehead 191
Green Keith O'Neill 130
Turnout 5,151 33.7
Ravensbury (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Philip Jones 1,294
Labour Peter Smith 1,229
Labour Peter McCabe 1,215
Conservative Thelma Earnshaw 560
Conservative Roderick McLeod 508
Conservative Cyril Mitchell 479
Liberal Democrat Violet Jennings 330
Independent Terence Sullivan 205
Green Nicholas Miskin 143
BNP Ian Dell 88
Turnout 6,051 36.2
Raynes Park (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Margaret Brierly 1,375
Conservative Robert Bell 1,310
Conservative Neville Beddoe 1,272
Liberal Democrat David Hurst 965
Liberal Democrat Gail Moss 922
Liberal Democrat Louise Pugh 915
Labour Shoshana Foster 725
Labour Anne Taulbut 662
Labour Haribhai Patel 580
Green Brian Parkin 191
Turnout 8,890 43.4
St. Helier (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dennis Pearce 1,178
Labour Eunice Martin 1,083
Labour Michael Spacey 1,025
Conservative Keith Guy 696
Conservative Gordon Raymond 566
Conservative Anne Williams 565
Liberal Democrat Caroline Plessier 346
Green Susan Boulding 233
BNP Robert Andrews 128
Turnout 5,806 35.6
Trinity (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Vivien Guy 1,082
Labour Kingsley Abrams 1,061
Labour Paul Barasi 981
Conservative Dorothy Kilsby 696
Conservative Nicholas Brewer 689
Conservative Alan Hogg 657
Liberal Democrat Peter Hutchison 411
Liberal Democrat Neil Rennie 368
Liberal Democrat Bonita Ralph 360
Green Stephen Gardiner 230
Turnout 6,535 37.8
Village (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Allan Jones 1,337
Conservative Samantha George 1,330
Conservative Christopher Houseden 1,328
Labour Martin Holman 534
Labour Denise Leggett 494
Labour Kenneth Wilshire 467
Liberal Democrat Philip Rumney 317
Liberal Democrat Anthony Dix 300
Liberal Democrat Richard Tibbetts 298
Green Ernest Dennis 191
Turnout 6,596 36.4
West Barnes (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Jennifer Willott 1,360
Liberal Democrat Iain Dysart 1,317
Liberal Democrat Nicholas Harris 1,251
Labour Barry Edwards 916
Labour Stephen Nixon 882
Labour Patrick Loughran 855
Conservative Linda Batchelor 816
Conservative David Jessop 799
Conservative Roderick Scott 780
Green Julian Davidson 145
Turnout 9,121 46.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Policy and politics: Local Elections: Analysis: Council poll results". The Guardian. 9 May 1998. p. 16. 
  2. ^ "Policy and politics: Local elections: How London voted for a mayor". The Guardian. 9 May 1998. p. 16. 
  3. ^ "Local Elections results". The Times. 9 May 1998. p. 46. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "Borough council election". London Borough of Merton. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 


Preceded by
Merton Council election, 1994
Merton local elections Succeeded by
Merton Council election, 2002